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Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Church Point — Le Parc Du Vieux Depot
The Village of Church Point was linked to the outside world by rail on April 19, 1907 when the Opelousas, Gulf and Northeast Railroad reached this point. The arrival of the OG& NE railroad brought an influx of commerce and industry to the area, . . . — Map (db m87873) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Crowley
Founded 1886 & soon emerged as center of state's rice industry. Historic district listed on National Register of Historic Places. Significant for its impressive c.1890-c.1930 commercial area & its superb Victorian residences. — Map (db m85287) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Crowley Louisiana Post Office 1913
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m123416) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Miller Stadium
Built in 1948 Miller Stadium served as the home of the Crowley Millers who played in South Louisiana's semi-pro Teche League and the professional Gulf coast and Evangeline Leagues from 1948 to 1957. Popular with baseball enthusiasts, the . . . — Map (db m125823) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Salmon Lusk Wright — 1852-1929
Developed at this site the world's best seed rice which revived that industry by insuring wider markets. His varieties that are used today for breeding purposes are Blue Rose, Louisiana Pearl, Early Prolific Edith, and Lady Wright. — Map (db m103075) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Crowley — Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech
On Friday October 19, 1959, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D) from Massachusetts, delivered a campaign speech in pursuit of the 1960 Democratic Party's nomination for the office of President of the United States. From the stage of the 23rd International Rice . . . — Map (db m87865) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Evangeline — Louisiana Strikes Oil!
The first oil strike in the State of Louisiana was made on September 21, 1901 on the farm of Jules Clement in the community of Evangeline. The well was known as both Jules Clement No. 1 and Jennings Oil No. 1 after the company that drilled the . . . — Map (db m125802) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Jacques Weil Company
Jacques Weil and brothers, Edmond and Gontran, came to Rayne from Paris in 1901 and established a mercantile business that shipped frogs to restaurants and universities across the country. The business became a landmark in the area, expanding the . . . — Map (db m68710) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Pouppeville
English: Named for the merchant Jules Pouppeville and dating back to the 1850s, Pouppeville was once a stagecoach stop. The town was disassembled, carried north by oxen one mile to meet the railroad, and rebuilt at Rayne Station in 1881. . . . — Map (db m103072) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — Rayne Depot Square
Early Cajun settlers of Southwest Louisiana, who established Poupeville, demonstrated their courage and determination by moving businesses and homes one mile north, relocating on the site of the Louisiana Western Railroad, the first train depot . . . — Map (db m85297) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery
The site of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cemetery was determined after the new settlement of Rayne was established. Huge wooden wheels were made and the old church from the original Poupeville settlement was mounted on them and moved to this . . . — Map (db m85307) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Rayne — The Bernard Bertrand Home
In 1883, the town of Rayne was incorporated and J.D. Bernard served as its first mayor. The Bernard residence stands today as one of Rayne's few remaining early structures. Originally located on West South 1st. St., it was purchased by E.J. . . . — Map (db m85291) HM
Louisiana (Acadia Parish), Richard — Acadia Baptist Acadamy — 1917-1973
The Acadia Baptist Academy once occupied these buildings and grounds. The school was founded in 1917 by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Its purpose was to provide Christian education and training for . . . — Map (db m89002) HM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Elizabeth — SSG Timothy Bruce Cole, Jr. - Bronze Star with Valor — KIA June 6, 2007, Ah Sadah, Iraq — Operation Iraqi Freedom
On March 5, 2007, three months prior to his death while conducting a dismounted patrol SSG Cole's element came under heavy enemy machine gun fire from the north and west. One of SSG Cole's section members, PFC Finck, was immediately hit after . . . — Map (db m125178) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Elizabeth — Town of Elizabeth
Center Panel The Elizabeth Mill

During Louisiana's timber boom, the Industrial Lumber Company purchased tens of thousands of acres of virgin pine forests. In 1907 The company founded the town of Elizabeth and began the construction of a . . . — Map (db m125179) HM

Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet
In Memoriam 1st. Lt. Douglas B. Fournet May 7, 1943 - May 4, 1968

Awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumously by PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON For Conspicuous Gallantry And Willing Sacrifice

"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A . . . — Map (db m114501) HM WM

Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Great Louisiana Maneuvers' Blue Army Headquarters
The United States Army GHQ (General Headquarters) Maneuvers of 1941 were held throughout western Louisiana. These important war games helped to prepare the Army for its future involvement in W. W. II. Through mock battles two opposing armies, the . . . — Map (db m103110) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Kinder War Monument
This monument is Dedicated to honor all Who gave their lives in Defense of their country — Map (db m114511) WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Kinder — Kinder, Louisiana
Named for James A. Kinder, who received a homestead certificate for land in 1892. Kansas City, Watkins, and Gulf Railway arrived in 1890. Kinder was incorporated as a village in 1903. Patrick E. Moore served as first mayor. — Map (db m103117) HM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — Sgt. Leroy Johnson
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay his life down for his friend." No more appropriate words could be used than the above in the incident relative to the death of U.S. Army Sgt. Leroy Johnson of Oakdale, La., who covered . . . — Map (db m86706) HM WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — SSG Timothy B. Cole, Jr. — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
The people of Oakdale, Louisiana, Allen Parish, and VFW Post 3687 dedicate this memorial in honor of SSG Timothy B. Cole, Jr., who sacrificed his life in Ah Sadah, Iraq, for the love of his country and fellow soldiers. Born April 26, 1979 - Died . . . — Map (db m86776) WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oakdale — Vietnam Memorial
If you love... you will be loyal...no matter what the cost 1 Corinthians 13:7 (TLB) The people of Oakdale, Louisiana dedicate this memorial in honor of our three young soldiers who gave their lives, in the Viet Nam War, for the love . . . — Map (db m86777) WM
Louisiana (Allen Parish), Oberlin — Oberlin: A Blending of Cultures
Center Panel Oberlin: A Settlement on the Edge of the Prairie Oberlin is located at the edge of the Louisiana prairie. Beyond it, the landscape turns to pine forests:. Positioned as it is, Oberlin stands as a unique mixture of two . . . — Map (db m126071) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Bocage Plantation
Built in 1801 by Marius Pons Bringier as wedding gift for daughter Fanny, who married Christophe Colomb, a French refugee. Remodeled by Architect James Dakin 1837. Restored by Dr. & Mrs. E.G. Kohlsdorf 1941. — Map (db m85285) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Houmas House
Houmas Indian land grant sold to Conway and Latil in 1774. Sold to Revolutionary War hero Wade Hampton 1811. Greek revival mansion built by John Smith Preston in 1840. Restored by Dr. George Crozat in 1940. — Map (db m109683) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Darrow — Tezcuco Plantation
Built in 1855 by Benjamin F. Tureaud, kinsman of Bringier family. Constructed of homemade red brick and Louisiana cypress. Purchased in 1888 by Dr. Julian T. Bringier. Retained by relatives until the 1940s. — Map (db m85284) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Ascension Catholic Church
This church founded August 15, 1772 by Father Angel de Revillagodos on orders of King Charles III of Spain. Cornerstone of present church laid June, 1876 by Bishop Elder of Natchez and the April 14, 1896 dedication by Archbishop Janssens of New . . . — Map (db m86048) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Bayou Lafourche — Mississippi River Junction — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Once a course of the Mississippi River, Bayou Lafourche helped shape Louisiana's coastline by carrying fresh water, sediment and nutrients south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Bayou LaFourche is a 106-mile waterway that stretches from Donaldsonville . . . — Map (db m111250) HM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Bicentennial Jazz Plaza
Jazz developed at the turn of the 20th century in south Louisiana and was born from a combination of musical traditions: work songs, spirituals, blues, and ragtime. From the early days of vaudeville and minstrel shows to the formidable first years . . . — Map (db m86822) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Charles "Chalou" Trepagnier Building
This building built in 1868 served as the Ascension parish Courthouse and jail. On June 1, 2017, the Ascension Parish Council officially changed the name to Charles "Chalou" Trepagnier Building in honor of his 51 years as a law enforcer.

Born to . . . — Map (db m123662) HM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Dedicated to the Memory Of
Dedicated To The Memory Of These Men Of Ascension Parish Who Gave Their Lives In The Services Of Their Country In World War I and World War II — Map (db m126726) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville
Made capital of Louisiana in 1830; Legislature met from January 4 to March 16 and reconvened in 1831. In 1848 the old State House, located across from this site, was razed, and its bricks used to prevent wavewash at the bayou's mouth. — Map (db m85189) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Donaldsonville
Second Acadian Coast. Town founded by William Donaldson, 1806, on farm of Pierre Landry. Began as trading post about 1750. Home of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, of Dr. F.M. Prevost, who performed the first Caesarean section, 1824. Parish seat of . . . — Map (db m86046) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial
(left panel) "We are still anxious as we have ever been to show the world that the latent courage of the African is aroused, and that , while fighting under the American Flag, we can and will be a wall of fire and death to the enimies of . . . — Map (db m86323) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Fort Butler UDC Monument
(center panel) The Finest of Texas and Arizona, Lives lost by river and bayou. We mark their graves, Remember their names: Brave Confederates who died At Fort Butler, June 28, 1863. Martha M. Boltz Virginia Division - . . . — Map (db m86049) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Francis T. Nicholls — 1834-1912
On the site directly across from this marker Francis T. Nicholls — Confederate General, Governor and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court — was born and reared. Additional French marker Francis T. Nicholls 1834-1912 A cet . . . — Map (db m85191) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — St. Emma Plantation
Scene of Civil War skirmish in fall of 1862. C.1850 Greek Revival plantation house owned 1854-1869 by Charles A. Kock, a prominent sugar planter. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1980. — Map (db m96047) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station — Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District — 1955
This facility is dedicated to the memory of Walter Lemann, Sr. (1879-1952) a citizen of Donaldsonville whose untiring efforts to restore a flow of fresh water to Bayou Lafourche continued from its closure in 1903 until his death. It was his . . . — Map (db m86047) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — War Veterans Memorial
Panel 1 This monument dedicated in memory of all veterans who served the United States Armed Forces in defense of freedom and peace, having fought bravely against tremendous odds on land, sea and air, were no less honorable, valiant and . . . — Map (db m96911) WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Abe Hawkins — ? - 1867
Once enslaved at Ashland Plantation, became noted 19th century African American jockey. Rode the horse Lecompte to victory over Lexington in 1854 in New Orleans. Inducted into the Louisiana Racing Museum Hall of Fame in 1997. — Map (db m84995) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Geismar — Ashland
Plantation home of Duncan Farrar Kenner, 1813-1887; statesman, lawyer, planter and Confederate minister to France and England in 1864. Home also known as Belle Helene. — Map (db m96048) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — "The Mother of All Battles Has Begun!" — - Saddam Hussein, January 17, 1991
As U.S.-led coalition forces began to unleash a ferocious air war on Iraq with Operation Desert Storm, Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein took to state radio, telling his people "the great duel, the mother of all battles has begun...the dawn of victory . . . — Map (db m115062) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — "The War to End War" — - President Woodrow Wilson
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had lofty goals for World War I, including his hope that the war would create a set of conditions that made future wars impossible. Along with his plea that the war should be fought "to make the world safe for . . . — Map (db m114884) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — A View From The Trenches: A Doughboy From Donaldsonville Writes Home
A young resident of Donaldsonville named Private Bennett J. Babin wrote the following letters while serving in the trenches in France in 1918. The first was written to G.D. Bentley, the editor of The Donaldsonville Chief, a weekly newspaper serving . . . — Map (db m115002) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Ascension Parish Residents Fighting the War on Terror — The 769th Engineer Battalion In The Iraq War (2007 - 2008)
Long-time Ascension Parish residents Sergeant Major Chad Lynch, Major Cindy Haygood, Sergeant First Class Bonnie Hymel, and First Sergeant Chad Anderson played vital roles in the Iraq War. They were sent in as part of what became known as the "Iraq . . . — Map (db m114932) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Civil War — Louisiana's Role in the War
Louisiana occupied a highly strategic location during the Civil War. Home to both the South's largest city, New Orleans, as well as the largest Confederate training base in the Gulf South at Camp Moore, and positioned to control the mouth of the . . . — Map (db m114854) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Civil War — Western Theater Of War
Union efforts in the western theater of the war centered on seizing control of the many rivers and streams that pierced the Southern heartland. Employing ironclad warships capable of destroying the South's outdated masonry forts, Union forces . . . — Map (db m114997) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Civil War — Eastern Theatre Of War
Many of the most climactic and large scale battles occurred in the eastern theatre of the war, primarily Virginia. With the capital cities of both North and South in perilous proximity of one another, much of the fighting in the east naturally . . . — Map (db m114999) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — In War There Is No Substitute for Victory — General Douglas MacArthur
During the first year of the Korean War, President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur, the man Truman put in charge, started to have fundamental disagreements about the methods and overall purpose of the war. MacArthur came to believe that . . . — Map (db m114991) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Louisiana Marines in the Persian Gulf War
In response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush ordered 540,000 American troops to the sands of Saudi Arabia to protect it from Iraqi encroachment and to convince Iraq to leave Kuwait. Louisiana residents . . . — Map (db m114933) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Mexico Will Poison Us — Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of America's most important literary figures, Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882), wrote these words that turned out to be prophetic. Before the Mexican-American War began, Emerson predicted that "the U.S. will conquer Mexico, . . . — Map (db m114882) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Star Spangled Banner

"AND THE ROCKETS' RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR, GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE."---“Star Spangled Banner" By Francis Scott Key

In September 1814, an American lawyer named Francis Scott Key was sent . . . — Map (db m114831) HM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Battle of New Orleans, 1815
Only 69 miles from where you are standing, the most significant battle of the War of 1812 was fought, the Battle of New Orleans. Ironically, it was neither fought in New Orleans, nor was it fought during the official War of 1812. Instead, it was . . . — Map (db m114830) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Civil War — 1861-1865
Background Throughout the antebellum period, the Northern and the Southern United States developed divergent economies as the North industrialized and commercialized while the South's mild climate and extended growing season allowed it to . . . — Map (db m115035) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Korean War
Panel 1 The Korean War (June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953) erupted in 1950 when the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) invaded the Republic of Korea (South Korea). What started as a civil war quickly turned into a matter of . . . — Map (db m115122) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Mexican-American War — The Louisiana Connection
Three Louisiana men played prominent roles in the Mexican-American War. Though John Slidell was born in New York, he moved to New Orleans in 1819, started a successful law practice, and eventually became an important leader of the Democratic Party . . . — Map (db m114832) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Mexican-American War — 1846-1848
Panel 1 Fifteen years before Americans began fighting each other in the Civil War, they were at war with their neighbors to the south in Mexico. The Mexican-American War began in 1846 and lasted less than two years with the Americans achieving a . . . — Map (db m114839) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Persian Gulf War — August 2, 1990-February 28, 1991
Panel 1

At the stroke of midnight on August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops blasted across the border of their tiny oil-rich neighbor to the south in Kuwait in order to occupy and annex the small sheikdom and gain control of its ample oil reserves. . . . — Map (db m115151) HM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Vietnam War — 1954-1975
Panel 1

Much like the Korean War before it, the Vietnam War started as a civil war in Asia, but quickly evolved into an international matter because it became yet another manifestation of the Cold War. By 1954, a communist regime . . . — Map (db m115153) WM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The War of 1812
Panel 1Only twenty-nine years after winning its independence from Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the United States found itself at war once again with its former mother country. The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812 when Congress . . . — Map (db m114827) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The War on Terror: The Afghanistan War — (Operation Enduring Freedom)
Toppling the Taliban (October 2001 - December 2001)

Within days of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government blamed Al Qaeda, a group of Islamic extremists led by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. The Taliban, an . . . — Map (db m115816) HM WM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The War on Terror: The Afghanistan War And The Iraq War
Out of the clear blue morning sky of September 11, 2001, war came to America. Nineteen hijackers seized four passenger planes and flew them as manned missiles directly into symbols of American financial and military power. Two planes struck the . . . — Map (db m115804) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — War on Terror: The Iraq War — (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Deposing a Dictator: Invading Iraq and the Overthrow of Saddam Hussein (March 2003 – May 2003)

By the end of 2002, President George W. Bush had become dissatisfied with Saddam Hussein's level of cooperation with U.N. weapons . . . — Map (db m115805) HM WM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — World War I — The Great War — 1914-1918
Panel 1 Background

World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global clash between most of the world's great powers from 1914 to 1918. The participating nations divided themselves into two camps. On one side, Austria-Hungary, Germany, . . . — Map (db m115036) HM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — World War II
Background Twenty years after the "the war to end war," World War I, a far more brutal, destructive, and deadlier conflict broke out—World War II. Fought from 1939 to 1945, the Second World War included almost every nation in the . . . — Map (db m115794) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — WWII - War In Europe
The Big Three Agree

While the American soldiers were proving their worth in the Mediterranean (see the panel War in the Mediterranean), they still had not made a huge impact in western Europe, mainly because the British Prime Minister . . . — Map (db m115788) HM WM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — WWII - War In The Mediterranean — (North Africa, Sicily, and Italy)
By December 11, 1941, the U.S. was officially at war with all three major Axis powers, but most Americans wanted to see the Japanese head of the three-headed monster cut off first because of what happened at Pearl Harbor. American military . . . — Map (db m115796) HM WM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — WWII - War In The Pacific
Post Pearl Harbor

American and British military planners decided on a strategy of “Europe First", but that did not mean “Neglect Japan Entirely.” Indeed, fierce fighting took place in the Pacific in the immediate . . . — Map (db m115786) HM WM

Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Modeste — Gaudin Home Place — At Philadelphia Point
Site of the plantation of the Jean Baptiste Gaudin Family from 1830 to 1874. Gaudin, a native of St. James Parish, established Gaudin Home Place from several small farms. He grew cotton then sugarcane. In time he would own over 1000 arpents . . . — Map (db m87261) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Galveztown
Old Spanish town at junction of Amite River and Bayou Manchac. Settled by Anglo-Americans, 1776-78, seeking Spanish refuge from American Revolution and by Canary Islanders (Islenos). Named for Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez. Town was abandoned . . . — Map (db m85246) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — Prairieville Cemetery — History
The site of this cemetery, being one of the highest spots in east Ascension Parish, was used to bury those who died during crevasses. About the year 1785, Joseph Dupuy donated it as a non-sectarian cemetery, including slaves and Indians. Joseph . . . — Map (db m86105) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Prairieville — The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds
(side 1) The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. The APNFA, Inc. was established September 22, 1950 by concerned citizens in the Prairieville area. The Association assisted and encouraged the advancement of farming, . . . — Map (db m85750) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Grand Bayou
"Where we love is home— home that our feet may leave but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes Founded by Gustave Joseph De La Barre Circa 1900 — Map (db m85518) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School — (1872-1942)
Israel Baptist SchoolIn 1872, Reverend Osborne Dickerson and the First Israel B. C. congregation organized the Baptist Church School on this site to provide formal education for African American children. In 1877, Assumption Parish School . . . — Map (db m86041) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Belle Rose — Valenzuela Dans La Fourche
Founded under Spanish rule c. 1778 by Canary Islanders, later joined by Acadians and others. Post believed to have been on site of "Belle Alliance Plantation," 841 acre grant to Don Juan Vives, early Spanish physician, officer in the Galvez . . . — Map (db m86034) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Labadieville — Battle Of Georgia Landing — October 27, 1862
First major battle fought along Bayou Lafourche during the War Between the States. Marching from Donaldsonville Union forces under General Weitzel (8th NH, 12th & 13th CT) attacked General Mouton (Ralston's Battery, 24th & 18th LA and the Terrebonne . . . — Map (db m85249) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Assumption Parish World War II Memorial
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Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Assumption Parish WWII Memorial
Assumption Parish dedicates this memorial to the memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country World War II 1941-1945 Clifton Ambrose Tuite H. Ambrose Joycee C. Amos Roland P. Aucoin Charles . . . — Map (db m88363) WM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Christ Episcopal Church
Site of Elm Hall Plantation donated by Dr. E. E. Kittredge. Congregation organized and church constructed in 1853. Frank Willis, Architect. Consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas K. Polk in 1854. W.W. Pugh, Warden, 1853-1905. — Map (db m87901) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Great War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Assumption Parish in honor of her sons who served their country in the Great War for the preservation of democracy and in loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for the triumph of the free peoples of the . . . — Map (db m88268) WM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Madewood Plantation House
The first major building designed by noted architect Henry Howard. Construction of this Greek Revival mansion was begun in 1846, using materials from the land. Steamboats carried trade to Madewood on Bayou Lafourche. — Map (db m87862) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Napoleonville — Napoleonville
Nommιe en l'honneur de l'Empereur Napolιon Ier, la ville est sur une ancienne voie de communication, 1730-1770, empruntιe par les Francais puis par les Acadiens, pour aller de St-James jusqu'au port des Attakapas, sur le lac Verret. Ce lac . . . — Map (db m87863) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Pierre Part — Pierre Part Bay — Virgin Island Bridge — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The community of Pierre Part in nearly surrounded by water and was inaccessible by land until the Mid-20th century, thus isolated from much of the world.

Bayous lace this portion of south Louisiana. The highest land in the area is located . . . — Map (db m111809) HM

Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Pierre Part — Virgin Island
Commemorates The Blessed Virgin who the people of Pierre Part believe intervened to save lives in natural disasters from 1882-1976. Restored by the citizens during the Bicentennial Year 1976. — Map (db m85754) HM
Louisiana (Assumption Parish), Pierre Part — Virgin Island
Commemorates The Blessed Virgin who the people of Pierre Part believe intervened to save lives in natural disasters from 1882-1976. Restored by the citizens during the Bicentennial Year 1976. — Map (db m98425) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — A Historic Landmark
Sarto Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 . . . — Map (db m105643) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Bayou Des Glaises — SARTO Old Iron Bridge — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Bayou Des Glaises' French name likely refers to the kind of loamy, clay soil that settlers found along its banks.

Bayous are typically found in flat, low-lying areas and can be slow-moving streams, rivers, marshes or wetlands. They are . . . — Map (db m116249) HM

Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Big Bend: Development of a Community
Big Bend is located along Louisiana State Highway 451, adjacent to Bayou des Glaises in a loop through northeastern Avoyelles Parish, between Hamburg and Moreauville. The community was settled in the 19th century by people of both French and . . . — Map (db m105604) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
English Side Prior to 1913, floodwaters from the nearby Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and Red Rivers frequently forced the evacuation of people, livestock and property in the Big Bend area. The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 1915 authorized . . . — Map (db m105571) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — Sarto Old Iron Bridge
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge, built in 1916, is a steel truss bridge traversing Bayou des Glaises in the rural community of Big Bend. The Sarto Bridge is a pedestrian and vehicular bridge, one lane wide with a three part centered span mounted on a . . . — Map (db m105786) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Big Bend — What is the Sarto Bridge?
The Sarto Old Iron Bridge was built in response to flood problems in northeast Avoyelles Parish during the early part of the twentieth century. Frequent flooding between Bayou des Glaises and the Red River resulted in the need to evacuate people, . . . — Map (db m105599) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Brouillette — Red River — Lock & Dam 1 — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Located on Red River 11 miles upstream from Marksville, Lock & Dam #1 is the first of five locks used to manage transportation from Shreveport to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers.

The Red River is 1,360 miles long and originates in the . . . — Map (db m116089) HM

Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Bunkie — Veterans Memorial
"Freedom Is Not Free, We Paid An Awful Price For It..." Ray Davis, Lt. Col. USMC. Medal Of Honor, Korea The Revolutionary War Era Boies David · Boies Joel · Merrill Stephen · Robert Peter · Soileau Jr Noel Etienne · Townsend Samuel The . . . — Map (db m97457) WM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Bunkie — White's Chapel United Methodist Church
Gothic Revival church built in 1894 by Hugh and Lee Evans on land donated by Wilson A. O'Quin, Sr. It was named in honor of Rev. Frederick White who organized it in 1870. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m107478) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Cottonport — The Historic Oaks of Cottonport
The history of Cottonport began about 1823 when Joseph Ducote II married Marguerite Bordelon. On the bank of Bayou Rouge he cleared a cane brake, built a house, & planted these oak trees. About 1835 he donated some of his property for a road & a one . . . — Map (db m97459) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Effie — Centerpoint
Centerpoint, Louisiana was first settled in the early 1800's. It derives its name from being the center of Ward One in Avoyelles Parish. Many of the descendants of the early settlers of Centerpoint would come to settle in Effie. — Map (db m110627) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Effie — Effie
Effie, Louisiana was established around 1898. The area was known as "Point Maigre" by early settlers. Benjamin F. Garlington became postmaster and renamed the area, "Effie", after his daughter. He ran the post office out of his house near this . . . — Map (db m110602) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Effie — Senator Dayton C. McCann
Born 4-23-1914 to William Archie & Cedonia (Sayes) McCann Served his country 1940-1944 World War II Pacific Theater AAC Reconnaissance Pilot Active State & Local politics State Representative 1944-1948 LA. State Senator 1952-1956 Owner Avoyelles . . . — Map (db m110657) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Effie — State Champions 1985
On May 11, 1985, Lafargue High School's baseball team became the Louisiana State Champion of Class B. Other highlights were a District 9-B Championship and an undefeated season. It was the greatest athletic accomplishment of Lafargue High School in . . . — Map (db m110934) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Effie — Vick
Vick, Louisiana was established around 1896. The postmaster was Joe Berlin, the son of the first settler of Vick, George Berlin. Joe would name the area "Vick" after his wife Victoria. Vick is well known for its rich farm land. — Map (db m110610) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Eola — Fogleman Cemetery — Typical Frontier Cemetery Dating From the Early 1800s
John Fogleman, a native of Virginia, was in this area in 1816, a witness to his sister's wedding in the St. Landry Courthouse. He married Polly Sandefur there Jan. 1, 1819. On Nov. 28, 1853, the estate of the deceased John Fogleman was sold in a . . . — Map (db m107482) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Evergreen — Evergreen
Site of Evergreen Home Institute (1856); Henry Clay Kemper, 1st headmaster. Later became Evergreen College; then Evergreen High School in 1904. These schools had a note-worthy influence on education in Avoyelles and Louisiana. — Map (db m97455) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Avoyelles Parish Vietnam Memorial — 1965-1971
This Section of highway is dedicated to honor the Avoyelles Parish Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States, who served in Vietnam War. Those killed in action are listed in the order they were taken from us.

Marine CPL Brian . . . — Map (db m120960) WM

Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Battle of Mansura
English: Confederate forces under General Dick Taylor here formed battle line May 16, 1864, barring passage of General Banks' retreating Union Army. The Battle of Mansura ended in withdrawal of Confederates. French: Bataille De . . . — Map (db m97558) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Desfossι House
Desfossι House Dr. Jules Charles Desfossι, second mayor of Mansura, acquired this c. 1790 house and rebuilt it c. 1850. This Louisiana French Colonial style dwelling was the 1st structure in Avoyelles Parish listed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m97774) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Mansura
Incorporated 1860. Long recognized for its culinary artistry in the preparation of Cochon de Lait. The 1960 Louisiana Legislature officially designated Mansura "La Capitale de Cochon de Lait" in honor of its Centennial year. — Map (db m97596) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Mansura — Presentation Academy
Site of first Catholic school in Avoyelles Parish - 1855. Founded by Daughters of the Cross of Treguier, France, under Mother Mary Hyacinth Le Conniat on request of Bishop Martin. Battle of Mansura, May 16, 1864, began on Convent grounds. — Map (db m110431) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Alfred Greenhouse, Sr. Home — c. 1881
Large story and a half Acadian style residence built by Alfred Greenhouse and his wife Cecilia Bontempt. Greenhouse was a farmer, cattleman, landowner and hunter who often cared for cattle kept in the lowlands during the winter months. Indian . . . — Map (db m117693) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Auguste Voinche Store — c. 1843
Oldest commercial building site remaining in city. Built by Voinche, native of Paris, France. Later Victorian upper structure on only underground basement in city. Basement used to hide cotton from Union troops during Civil War. — Map (db m98022) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Bailey Theater — c. 1916
Movie theater built in the Arts and Crafts style by the Mayer family. First known as the "Palace Theater". Home to "silent" movies and later "speaking" films until about 1975. High school commencements were held here prior to 1927. — Map (db m98270) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Barbin-Satterthwaite Home — 1904
Turn of the century Victorian home featuring Colonial influence. Wrap around porch with complete central hallway. Built by Dr. Aristide Barbin. Restored by Tucker Couvillon family in the 1950's and the Leon Satterthwaite family in the 1990's. — Map (db m120982) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Belle Oak
Raised Greek Revival dwelling with Victorian influence built in 1872 by Alfred and Elizka Bordelon. Occupied by direct descendants. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m122655) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Bettevy-DeNux-Roy Home — 1917
Full two story Arts and Crafts dwelling with Colonial Revival facade. Built by Michel Bettevy, prominent local banker. Later home to Leroy Havard family and the family of Dr. Alton DeNux, former Mayor and State Representative. — Map (db m120955) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Bordelon-Decuir-Robinson Home — 1910
Victorian dwelling Colonial influence. Built by Alfred Bordelon who practiced dentistry and law in Cottonport and Marksville. Built along northern edge of Spanish land grant of Francois Bordelon. — Map (db m120984) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Bordelon-Laborde Home — c. 1925
Arts and Crafts style house built by Judge Lester Bordelon. Features a large central hallway flanked by gracious rooms and beveled glass entrance. — Map (db m120973) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Brashear-Lafargue-Gremillion Home — c. 1843
Part of home built by Marksville's first mayor, Charles Brashear. Located originally at corner of Cappel and Monroe Sts. Later housed Bell's Tavern. In 1856, Adolph Lafargue opened a boys' school in building and published "The Villager" newspaper . . . — Map (db m120887) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Brouillette-Guillot-Luke House
Arts and Crafts style house Circa 1920. Built as a spec House by T. James and Zepher Newton Brouillette. Purchased as rental property in May 1934 by Ceran R. and Eliza Zimmer Guillot. Similar to the house next door, but smaller in size. — Map (db m121174) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Coco-Piazza Home — 1911
Full two story dwelling built in classic Arts and Crafts style. Features tile roof, stained glass and original Arts and Crafts interior. Designed by Favrot and Livaudais of New Orleans for L. Jules Coco, prominent local merchant. — Map (db m121066) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Confederate Hospital Site — c. 1864
A Confederate military hospital was maintained in this area during the Red River campaign of the Civil War. Patients were housed in a Mr. Richaud's buildings on Monroe Street according to an 1864 newspaper account. — Map (db m121012) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Corrine Saucier Birth Site
Author of History of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana published in 1943. Was an Asst. Professor of Spanish and French at Louisiana State Normal College, Natchitoches, Louisiana. — Map (db m121237) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Cushman Home Site — c. 1840
The two story plantation home of Judge Ralph Cushman was near this site. Cushman died of yellow fever in 1855, and is buried in this cemetery which bears his name. Other family cemeteries which were founded during this period include the Cannon . . . — Map (db m120388) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Decuir-Gaspard Home — 1910
Modified Victorian and Arts and Crafts style home built by Albert Decuir, dairyman and farmer on Spanish land grant property of his ancestor, Francois Bordelon. Presently owned by Decuir's grandson. — Map (db m120983) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Dr. John Ware's Mule Tramway Site — c. 1896
Mule driven tramway. Flat cars on rails from Marksville to Red River, a distance of six miles. Carried supplies and produce to and from Ware's Landing on the river to a warehouse on this site. — Map (db m120927) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Dupuis-Mims Home — c. 1921
Arts and Crafts style home built by Forest Dupuis, merchant and undertaker. Located on the grounds were a mortuary, "filling station", dance hall, and garages to house a horse-drawn hearse and family vehicle. — Map (db m97845) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Eddie Knoll — District Attorney 1973-2003
In 1972, at the age of thirty, Eddie Knoll was elected as the 32nd District Attorney of Avoyelles Parish, and the youngest D.A. in Louisiana. After serving five consecutive terms, Eddie retired in 2003 as the longest tenured D.A. in Louisiana. In . . . — Map (db m98908) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Fort De Russy
Fort De Russy, four miles north, potent Confederate stronghold defending lower Red River valley, yielded to land attack of General A. J. Smith's Union Army on March 14, 1864. Lower Plaque Dedicated June 13, 1954 By the Central . . . — Map (db m97846) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Founding Of Marksville
Marcos Litche, a native of Venice, Italy and a traveling peddler, migrated to the Avoyelles Post c. 1794. Because of a broken wagon wheel, the pleasant environment, and friendliness of the Indians and local residents, he decided to stay in this . . . — Map (db m99098) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Frank Hotel Site — c. 1840 - 1921
A large Eastlake Victorian one and a half story structure with heavy Victorian ornamentation stood on this site. Built by Adolph Frank, German native. Local folklore states that Andrew Jackson stayed at an earlier inn on this site. — Map (db m122504) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Gardiner-Laborde Home — 1896
Built by Alfred Dupuy for J. R. Smith. Later home to the Gardiner and Benjamin Laborde families. Full two story Victorian dwelling with upper and lower galleries. Strong Eastlake influence of both interior and exterior. — Map (db m103560) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Garrot-Smith Home — c.1922
Arts and Crafts style frame home built by Louis Garrot, a local merchant. Oldest family dwelling on Cappel Street. — Map (db m121315) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — German Prisoner of War Camp — 1944-45
German prisoners of war were housed in tents in a barbed wire enclosure during the last years of World War II. They assisted in the maintaining of levees and harvesting of crops, and were expatriated after the war. — Map (db m97649) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Graham-Guillory-Luke Home
Arts and Crafts style house Circa 1948. Rufus and Enola Dupuy Guillory purchased the property in April 1948 from Tillman and Mabel Graham. Perma Stone (faux stone) was Placed on the exterior walls and posts of the chain fence. One of the . . . — Map (db m121176) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Gremillion-Degrusha Home — c. 1915
Arts and Crafts style home built by Judge Phidias Gremillion. Is unique because it features a gabled roof. The wainscoted dining room is highlighted by a plate rail. — Map (db m103700) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Holy Ghost Catholic Church — 1923
Frame structure with Greek Revival influence was built for the Black Catholic families of Marksville and staffed by the Holy Ghost Fathers. Rev. Fr. T.J. Nolan was the first pastor and this church was built by Rev. Fr. John Cooney. — Map (db m117651) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Holy Ghost Catholic School
Founded by Rev. Fr. Nicholas Juderman as a school for Black Catholic children. Land donated by Daughters of the Cross. Funding obtained from Mother Katherine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Opened in 1917. First . . . — Map (db m122502) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Hypolite Bordelon House
This c. 1820 Creole house is typical of the dwellings of early Avoyelles Parish families. The Bordelon family, who built the house, was one of the parish's pioneer families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. — Map (db m97631) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — J. Horace Ducote Law Office — c. 1900
Ducote, a local attorney and former Mayor, practiced law from this Victorian brick and frame building at the turn of the century. — Map (db m103692) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Joffrion-Roy-Luke Home — 1908
Classic Greek Revival home with heavy Colonial influence built by attorney, J.W."Buddy" Joffrion. Features a tile roof and spacious gardens. Designed by Favrot and Livaudais of New Orleans.

Lower plaque: Joffrion House Has been placed . . . — Map (db m120928) HM

Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Jules Coco Building — 1899-1918
Left section of this building was built in 1899 and the right section was added in 1918 by Jules Coco, a local merchant. This building has housed general merchandize (sic) stores, a Ford dealership, photo studio, hat shop, record shop, . . . — Map (db m122079) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Laborde Building — 1926
Arts and Crafts two story brick building built by Dr. E. M. Laborde and Cliffe E. Laborde for commercial use downstairs and dental and legal offices upstairs. Tidewater Marine, Inc., founded here in 1956. — Map (db m103567) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Building — c. 1900
Victorian mercantile store built by Lewis P. Roy, Sr. Restored in 1984-85 by attorneys Tucker Melancon and Rodney Rabalais and certified public accountants Aloysia C. Ducote and Van P. Major. — Map (db m103699) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin
Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Our Mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance the natural habitat and give all people the opportunity to enjoy the Atchafalaya experience. The Atchafalaya Basin is, simply put, an asset to the southeastern . . . — Map (db m97848) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marc Eliche — 1809
Traveling through the prairie that is now Avoyelles, had a breakdown on his wagon. He stayed, the trading post he established became the city of MARKSVILLE — Map (db m97469) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marc Elichι Home Site
Marc Elichι founder of Marksville, and his wife Julie Carmouche resided in a home on this site. — Map (db m121009) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Baptist Church
First organized in 1896 at the corner of Waddil and Lee Sts. by Rev. C. R. Dellapine. Later moved to corner of Monroe and Ogden Sts., and to this location in 1947. — Map (db m98179) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Masonic Lodge Building — 1925
The Masonic Lodge was first organized in 1900 and chartered on February 12, 1901. The lodge moved to this two story frame Arts and Crafts style building in 1925. — Map (db m122417) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Methodist Church
Organized in 1897 by Rev. W.T. Woodward in a frame church. Present church building erected in 1958. — Map (db m99102) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Mounds — Ancient Mounds Trail
Marksville is a ceremonial center with two earthen ridges enclosing seven mounds. Indians built these earthworks between 100 BC and AD 400. During that time, the site covered 200 acres and included other earthworks that are now destroyed. The . . . — Map (db m97726) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Marksville Race Track Site — c. 1890-1920
Marksvillians enjoyed horse racing on a hard earth track located on this site. A wood grandstand existed for visitor seating. Begun by Dr. Aristide Barbin who also organized a baseball field and golf course in this area. Dr. Barbin played on the . . . — Map (db m117463) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Maxwell Bordelon Law Office — c. 1890
Small brick edifice with Victorian influence built by William Peterman, native of Pennsylvania and a railroad attorney. He married Belle Bordelorn and later moved his practice to Alexandria. — Map (db m121177) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Mayer Hotel Site — c. 1880-1930
A two and one half story Eastlake Victorian structure with twin turrets stood on this site. Built by Alfred Mayer. Served for many years as the city's main hotel and renowned throughout state for its French cuisine. — Map (db m99100) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Molenar Photography Studio Site — c. 1890-1900
H. Molenar and J.A. Dalsuet photographed much of early Marksville and its early inhabitants. Most of the photographs that have survived were made by Molenar who had a studio on this site. — Map (db m122654) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Old Church of the Nazarene — c. 1932
The Marksville Church of the Nazarene was organized on October 26, 1926 in the home of Mrs. L.J. Coco. Rev. L.L. Latham was the first minister. This "New England” style building has outstanding twelve over twelve windows. . . . — Map (db m122524) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Peerless Cleaners and Hotel — c.1910
Full two story frame structure housing a business and hotel. Property originally owned by Madame Marc Elichι. Purchased in the 1940's by Jules Moreau for a "pressing shop". Also housed a tractor dealership at one time. — Map (db m121367) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Poste Des Avoyelles
A Spanish military post was established c.1780 in Marksville by Carlos de Grandprι, Civil Lieutenant Governor of the Red and Ouachita River Settlements to protect the Avoyel Indians from the encroachment of white settlers on Indian lands and to . . . — Map (db m97870) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Presentation Academy
Founded by the Daughters of the Cross of Treguier, France in 1854 at Hydropolis (Cocoville), and relocated to this site after the Civil War. First Catholic girls' school in Avoyelles Parish. Later became co-educational. — Map (db m122415) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Presentation Convent Chapel — c. 1855
Originally located in Hydropolis (Cocoville). Served as the chapel for the Daughters of the Cross and students at Presentation Academy. Later moved after the Civil War to Marksville and attached to the first St. Joseph Church. Moved to the grounds . . . — Map (db m97771) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Roy-Cappel Home — c. 1911
Built by L. P. Roy, Sr., prominent bank president, State Representative and local entrepreneur. Designed by Favrot and Livaudais of New Orleans in the Arts and Crafts style. Features a tile roof and much use of beveled glass throughout. "Sister" . . . — Map (db m121196) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Site of General Store
Site of general store and post office where Sam Bass mailed Solomon Northup's letter to obtain his freedom from being kidnapped into slavery. Northup was a free man of color living in Saratoga, New York and was hired to play violin in Washington, . . . — Map (db m122414) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Solomon Northup, "Twelve Years a Slave"
Solomon Northup, a free man of color from New York, was lured to Washington, D.C. in 1841 and kidnapped into slavery. Brought to New Orleans, he was sold to spend 12 years as a slave in Central Louisiana arriving on the Red River in Alexandria. . . . — Map (db m120959) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Spring Bayou — Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Spring Bayou in located within the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, which spans more than 12,000 acres in the low-lying , poorly drained Red River backwater system.

Spring Bayou is located within Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, . . . — Map (db m117592) HM

Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — St. Joseph Catholic Church
Founded by Rev. Fr. Jules Janeau in 1869 with worship in a Gothic frame Church. Replaced in 1926 by Msgr. Henry Van de Putten with this Romanesque structure designed by W. T. Nolan. — Map (db m98023) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel Site — 1902
Congregation established in 1881 as a mission from St. James Church in Alexandria. Rev. W.S. Slack was pastor of the church on this site in 1902. — Map (db m121239) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — The First Bowie Knife
Rezin P. Bowie, brother of Alamo hero James Bowie, wrote, “The first Bowie knife was made by myself in the Parish of Avoyelles.” With this knife James killed Norris Wright in the famous Sandbar Fight near Natchez, Miss., Sept. 19, 1827. — Map (db m98048) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — The Marksville Site
One mile east is the Marksville prehistoric Indian ceremonial center. This site, occupied from 1-400 A.D., was related to the Ohio Hopewell Culture, and was noted for its elaborate trade networks and mortuary ceremonialism. — Map (db m98269) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation — c. 1790
Lands granted to the Tunica tribe by the Spanish government comprise part of the present reservation. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe is a fusion of the Tunica, Biloxi, Ofo, and Avoyel peoples. — Map (db m97810) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — Watts-Dupuy-Scallan Home — c.1916
Arts and Crafts style home built by Roy Watts and home to Carnot Dupuy for many years. Mr. Dupuy, a pharmacist, was mayor of Marksville in 1920 and also served on the School Board. — Map (db m103559) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Marksville — William Edwards Plantation Home Site — c.1832
A two and one half story Greek Revival frame structure with upper and lower galleries stood here. Built by Edwards on land purchased from Marc Eliche'. Later owned by Judge Aristide Barbin. — Map (db m98055) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — For God and Country — 1917-1918 1941-1945
In grateful tribute to all who served our Country and in loving memory of our war dead Carlton Alexander Medric Armand Elmo Coco Alton Couvillion Horace Dupas Louis L. Lacour Earl Lemoine Euclide Lemoine Roy Lemoine Bernard Mayeux Hubert . . . — Map (db m98086) WM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — Moreauville
Site of the organization of the first Corn Club, forerunner of the 4-H clubs, in Louisiana. Organized on Feb. 8, 1908, by V.L. Roy, Avoyelles School Superintendent. Two hundred fifty boys attended first meeting. — Map (db m98024) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Moreauville — Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church — Moreauville, Louisiana
The first church for Catholics in the Moreauville area along Bayou des Glaises was built in 1858 and known as St. Hyacinthe's Mission Chapel that was administered by St. Paul's Church, Mansura. Widow Aimee Joffrion Boyer donated the property on . . . — Map (db m99181) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Simmesport — Battle Of Yellow Bayou
Also known as Norwood's Plantation, fought on May 18, 1864. Last battle of Banks' Red River Campaign. General Richard Taylor's Confederate army failed to prevent Union army crossing Atchafalaya River at Simmesport. — Map (db m97437) HM
Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish), Simmesport — Veterans Memorial — All Gave Some. Some Gave All
VETERANS MEMORIAL All Gave Some. Some Gave All. — Map (db m105943) WM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — 22 — DeRidder - The Sawmill Hub
(center panel) Climbing roses and vine covered trellises, along with flowering plants adorned the yards of the 125 tenant houses that were built by the Hudson Lumber Com0any in 1903. The subsidiary sawmill was built by Long Bell Lumber . . . — Map (db m109521) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — Grabow Riot
At this site, on July 7, 1912, a violent confrontation occurred between the Galloway Lumber Company and the Brotherhood of Timber Workers. The riot left 4 men dead and an estimated 50 men wounded. It was the defining event in the attempt to . . . — Map (db m125227) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — Shady Grove School/Community Building
Built 1919-used as a school until 1928. Bought by community families to be used for cultural and social activities. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places December 2002. — Map (db m125177) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), DeRidder — World War II DeRidder Army Air Base Memorial
Erected in memory of United States Army Air Force personnel who lost their lives in training accidents at the DeRidder Army Airport and Gunnery Range, 1942-45. — Map (db m124846) HM
Louisiana (Beauregard Parish), Sugartown — Old Camp Ground Cemetery — Established in the 1820's
A memorial to the pioneers of Sugartown (early outpost of Southwest Louisiana), whose courage and fortitude helped subdue the historic "Neutral Territory" of the Sabine-Rio Hondo Strip, claimed and contended for by four nations - France, Spain, . . . — Map (db m124845) HM
Louisiana (Bienville Parish), Gibsland — Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
This site May 23, 1934 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed by law enforcement officials Erected by Bienville Parish Police Jury — Map (db m66943) HM
Louisiana (Bienville Parish), Ringgold — Loggy Bayou-Red River
Nearest point of Federal advance on Shreveport during Civil War. About four miles to southwest near confluence of streams Confederates sank steamer New Falls City which blocked passage of Federal gunboats, April 10, 1864. — Map (db m109795) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — "Hell's Angels"
303rd Bombardment Group (H) Molesworth, England 12 September 1942–11 June 1945 More combat missions (364) than any other 8AF B-17 Group Dedicated to all who served with this highly decorated group from its activation 3 . . . — Map (db m105224) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award
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Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial
1942 - 1945 England - France Belgium - Germany B-26 Martin Maruader "Silver Streaks" Dedicated to the memory of the young men that trained at Barksdale and went on to serve with the 344th Bomb Group (M) . . . — Map (db m109811) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 34th Bomb Group Memorial
A tribute to all who served in the 34th Bomb Group April 1944 - June 1945 Mendlesham, England 4th Sqdn - 7th Sqdn 18th Sqdn 391st Sqdn — Map (db m109807) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial
This WWII unit flew 191 combat missions over Nazi-held Europe from Station No. 174 Sudbury-Suffolk, England between May 1944 and July 1945 The survivors of the 486th dedicate this memorial to all who served the unit in the cause of . . . — Map (db m109808) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Berlin Airlift Memorial
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 28 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. — Map (db m109809) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) — The B-24 Flying Eightballs
14th Combat Wing - 8th Air Force - WWII Shipdham, England 7 Nov. 1942 - 25 May 1945 344 Combat Missions - 330 Enemy A/C Destroyed 8009 sorties delivered 18,980 tons of bombs with 153 A/C losses Two presidential unit citations: . . . — Map (db m105931) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — General Ira C. Eaker — Aviation Pioneer and Airpower Leader — 1896-1987
General Ira C. Eaker was a farm boy from Eden, Texas who became one of history's most famous air commanders. From April 15, 1942 to December 1, 1943 General Eaker commanded VIII Bomber Command (later redesignated Eighth Air Force) from his command . . . — Map (db m109689) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — General Joseph J. Nazzaro — Air Power Leader — March 21, 1913 - February 5, 1990
General Joseph James Nazzaro was born and raised in the shadows of the skyscrapers of New York City. Not too many years later, General Nazzaro would soar over the tops of those skyscrapers and go on to command some of this nation's mightiest air . . . — Map (db m109691) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Major General Lewis Elton Lyle — United States Air Force
Lewis Elton Lyle, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a graduate of Ouachita College, earned his wings in the 41-I class at Brooks Field, Texas. Assigned to the 303rd Bombardment Group upon activation of the 8th Air Force, he and his crew flew his . . . — Map (db m109687) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — SR-71 Memorial Dedication — 8th Air Force Museum — Barksdale Air Force Base
USAF aerial reconnaissance can trace its roots back to the American War between the states, when balloons carried aloft battlefield observers. The invention of the aircraft offered exciting new possibilities. The Wright brothers courted the air . . . — Map (db m109802) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Benton — Hughes House
Built in circa 1840 by Alex B. Hughes, the house remained in the Hughes family until its donation to the Bossier Restoration Foundation in 1972. This was the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of . . . — Map (db m109778) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Bossier City — Old Bossier Municipal Building
Cornerstone laid Nov. 26, 1926. Officially dedicated May 19, 1927. A fine example of the Spanish "Hacienda" style adapted for public buildings. The second floor still contains original jail cells. — Map (db m109777) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Taylortown — Ashpoint Plantation
Built c.1875, was residence of Elam S. Dortch, believed to be the last surviving Confederate veteran residing in Bossier Parish. Moved c.1923 to present site from original location nearer river. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1982. — Map (db m109796) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Belcher Mound — Historic Site
A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned . . . — Map (db m87132) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Belcher Presbyterian Church — Historic Site
Belcher Presbyterian Church was organized on July 18, 1897, as the Red River Presbyterian Church. The congregation met in a vacant store building on Rush Point Plantation where services were held until 1900, when a one room frame building was . . . — Map (db m87130) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Cedar Bluff Ferry — Historic Site
Cedar Bluff Ferry was one of the ferries on the Red River between Bossier and Caddo Parishes in the 19th and early 20th century. It operated until the early 1950s when a bridge was built to the north for Highway 2. It ran from Cedar Bluff in Bossier . . . — Map (db m87160) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — First State Bank of Belcher — Historic Site
The First State bank of Belcher was organized in 1913. The present brick building was designed by the architect Edward F. Neild of Shreveport and built in 1924. The First State Bank later became Caddo Trust & Savings Bank the Belcher Masonic Lodge . . . — Map (db m87128) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton — Historic Site
During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored . . . — Map (db m87133) HM
Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Belcher — Lynn Plantation — Historic Site
The plantation was established in 1914 by James Wiley Lynn with the purchase of property from the Cavett family. The plantation home, the cotton gin and the blacksmith shop were built by Mr. Lynn in 1928. The renovated dogtrot style home, the barn . . . — Map (db m87159) HM

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